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Perth Glory vs Manchester United
2019 Manchester United tour, July 13
|Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth|
|Match time: Fulltime|
|Perth Glory||Manchester United|
Manchester United will set foot on Australian shores for the first time since 2013 as they get set to take on the Perth Glory at Optus Stadium. Join The Roar for live scoes and coverage from 9pm (AEST).
The Red Devils have high hopes for the upcoming EPL season, and this tour, startng in Perth to play the Glory and Leeds United next week, before they head to Asia for some matches against big-name European squads, can get them going on the right foot.
However, the build-up to the new season for Manchester United has been far from settled. There is still a mountain of speculation regarding the future of French star Paul Pogba at the club, while manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær is preparing for his first full season in charge after taking over in the middle of the 2018-19 season.
Last season was ultimately an unsuccessful one for the Red Devils, as they fell to finish sixth, only just falling into European continental competition for the next season.
Their serious approach to this tour demonstrates they have plenty to get out of it though, with most of their top players making the trip to Australia.
It makes an exciting prospect for Australian football fans, who will get to see some of the biggest names in the Red Devils squad, including Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Ashley Young and Nemanja Matic, just to name a few.
The Glory will have plenty to play for in this match as well, even if it looks like they are right up against it to get anything out of it.
Perth did have an unbelievably good A-League season last time out and are aiming to do the same this time, but will also have Asian Champions League commitments to deal with, so this is a good chance to play a different brand of football.
It’s unclear if they will be at full strength, with reports suggesting Diego Castro is still out of the country and others are battling injury, but they will still make a good account of themselves.
The Red Devils will win, with the only real question surrounding the final score.
Manchester United 3 – Perth Glory 0.
Kick-off: 9pm (AEST)
Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
TV: Live, 7Two
Online: Live, Plus 7
Betting: Manchester United $1.12, Perth Glory $11
Perth Glory (squad)
1. Tando Velaphi (GK), 33. Liam Reddy (GK), 2. Alex Grant, 3. Jacob Tratt, 4. Shane Lowry, 5. Ivan Franjic, 6. Dino Djulbic, 7. Joel Chianese, 9. Andy Keogh, 10. Bruno Fornaroli, 13. Matthew Spiranovic, 14. Chris Harold, 15. Brandon Wilson, 16. Tomislav Mrcela, 17. Diego Castro (c), 19. Chris Ikonomidis, 20. Jake Brimmer, 24. Dane Ingham, 26. Nichols D’Agostino, 27. Juande, 29. Kristian Popovic, 88. Neil Kilkenny
Manchester United (squad)
1. David de Gea (GK), 13. Lee Grant (GK), 22. Sergio Romero (GK), 40. Joel Castro Pereira (GK), 2. Victor Lindelof, 3. Eric Bailly, 4. Phil Jones, 6. Paul Pogba, 8. Juan Mata, 9. Romelu Lukaku, 10. Marcus Rashford, 11. Anthony Martial, 12. Chris Smalling, 14. Jesse Lingard, 15. Andreas Pereira, 16. Marcos Rojo, 18. Ashley Young, 20. Diogo Dalot, 21. Daniel James, 23. Luke Shaw, 29. Aaron Wan Bissaka, 31. Nemanja Matic, 37. James Garner, 38. Axel Tuanzebe, 39. Scott McTominay, 44. Tahith Chong, 47. Angel Gomes, 54. Mason Greenwood